The power and faith of the human spirit are brought to life in Beethoven's moving and uplifting opera. This BBC release from their archives is a dream come true for opera lovers all over the world. Recorded "Live" at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1961 with the Queen Mother herself in the audience, this performance made for an evening that none who were there would soon forget. The amazing Otto Klemperer led a cast of top-flight singers all in their prime. Starring Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick and Hans Hotter.